People are always looking for opportunities to generate extra revenue. The business person is looking to acquire existing businesses or start new ventures while many others like you and me are looking for that rare opportunity to start our own small business. At the end of the day, we all want to invest to improve our way of life and that of our family. When we undertake a search in Google, Yahoo or any of the other search engines we get a range of franchising options but how do we decide which of these are real business opportunities and which are scams. Well, there are a several criteria we have to look at to verify that the information being presented is true.